Mel Ott Little league is a Volunteer Baseball / Softball League open to boys and girls ages 4 thru 18, the organization is charted by Little League International, Williamsport . Our program was established in 1958 in District #1 in the State of New York.
Registration NOW Open:::::::::::Opening Day April 29, 2017:::::::Picture Day May 6, 2017:::::Sunday Funday June 4, 2017::::::::Registration NOW Open::::::::::::: Opening Day April 29, 2017:::::::Picture Day May 6, 2017:::::Sunday Funday June 4, 2017::::::::
Register NOW to make sure your child is drafted. Draft is scheduled for 29 March 2017
Mel Ott is excited to be hosting the nationally recognized Doyle Academy on Sunday, April 2nd for both PLAYERS and COACHES. Registration in Mel Ott Little League is not required to participate in the Doyle event, it is OPEN to EVERYONE!
The one day coaches clinic is 10 am - 1 pm. The one day player’s clinic will instruct baseball and softball players between the ages of 6 and 15 in hitting, throwing and fielding. It will be held from 1 pm – 5 pm. Both clinics will be held at ...the Sweet Home High School Turf Fields. In case of bad weather, the clinics will move inside of Sweet Home High School.
Doyle Baseball is in its 38th year of operation and conducts satellite schools all over the country and into Canada. More than 900,000 players have benefited from Doyles expert instruction. Thousands of players have gone on to collegiate careers as well as numerous players into professional baseball. Doyle Baseball utilizes a step by step teaching approach that allows every player to improve and build confidence. The Doyle program is a result of continuous research and development and has constantly been improved to provide the best instruction for young players everywhere.
Let me introduce myself, I grew up playing on many teams at Mel Ott Little League in the early 1980’s.. I remember my first year of Majors when we were the Cubs and went 0 and 16 (that is why I am rooting for the Indians). At 12, I played on the Mel Ott Williamsport team and had great experiences. Through my high school years, I played in the Mel Ott house program, played for Sweet Home, Buffalo Pal League, the American Legion and in the AAA Muny league.
I stopped playing Baseball once I had my first child 20 years ago. I couldn’t wait till he was of age to sign him up at Mel Ott. We started him at 5 years old playing tee ball. It wasn’t until the next year that I got involved with coaching. That decision started 15 years of volunteering at Mel Ott, as a Coach, Manager, Travel Team Manager, Board Member and now our league President.
The Mel Ott Board is currently planning for the 2017 Season. Registration opened November 1st. Our calendar of events for the year will be on the website within the next month. Opening day is less than 6 months away, Sunday Fun-day / All-star games will once again be during the season. Mel Ott will be having off season time at the North Amherst Recreation Center (NARC) and information will be sent out soon. Basically we are looking at every aspect of the operation to make sure we are doing the best we can for our kids.
Finally, I want to talk about volunteering. There is no better way of showing your children you care about them than to be active and share in their little league experience. Mel Ott would not function without all those that volunteer their time for our children.
Those that have joined the Board, spend countless hours to make sure our children have a great place to play and that Mel Ott family members can enjoy the experience of watching their stars play the great game of baseball or softball.
Those that volunteer their time to Coach and teach the game of baseball/softball, shape the way our children learn to win and lose; they teach sportsmanship and how to be part of a team.
Mel Ott will be hosting coaches clinics before and during the year that will help our volunteers be more effective coaches through improving our children’s talent and interest in the game.
If coaching and/or joining the board is not for you, there are still many other ways to get involved and we encourage you to do so. It is rewarding and a great way to spend the summer with your kids.
With that said, I look forward to a great 2017 season and ask that you register at your earliest convenience to help us plan accordingly and provide the best season yet at Mel Ott Little League